Campaign for Youth & Justice – Because the Consequences Aren’t Minor

On any given night in America, 10,000 children are held in adult jails and prisons. Approximately 7,500 of these kids have never been convicted of a crime.

These are horrendous numbers! These are children often tried for non-violent crimes that are housed in adult jails and prisons with hard-core offenders!

Research and data, when paid attention to, gives us the answers.  Children charged and sentenced as adults are more likely to reoffend, reoffend quicker and with more serious charges than their counterparts who remain in the juvenile justice system.

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